January 16, 2010

in Artist Talks, Artists, Exhibitions, News, Tom Orr, Uncategorized

 Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at The Dallas Museum of Art with Marty Walker Gallery artists Frances Bagley and Tom Orr:

12:15 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2010: GALLERY TALK withFrances Bagley and Tom Orr. The Performance/Art artists discuss their work in the exhibition.7:00 pm, Thursday, January 28, 2010: STATE OF THE ARTS withFrances Bagley and Tom Orr, artists featured in the exhibitionPerformance/Art at the DMA; and Kim J. Campbell, Founder and Executive Director of the Dallas Wind Symphony.

Performance/Art installation at The Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas-based artists Frances Bagley and Tom Orr were commissioned by the Dallas Opera to create the sets and costumes for the Dallas premiere of Verdi’s Nabucco in 2006 (scroll through this link for info and to view images from the blog). Bagley and Orr created a gallery-scaled installation based on that production for the Museum’s current special exhibition Performance/Art, on view through March 21, 2010. Frances Bagley received her M.F.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.A. and B.F.A from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is included in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., among many other private, public and corporate collections. A native of Dallas, Tom Orr holds a B.F.A in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Orr has been commissioned for a number of public art projects, including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Plano Station. His work is included in private collections throughout Texas, the U.S. and abroad.

Join Dallas Museum of Art Director Bonnie Pitman and KERA host and producer Jeff Whittington for an innovative new series exploring the creative process and the nature of performance. Hear Dallas’s key artistic leaders discuss the future of the city’s cultural landscape and what lies ahead for the nation’s largest urban arts district.On Thursday evenings, join us before the talks to enjoy live jazz, a casual dinner, and cocktails in the Atrium Cafe. Lectures take place in the Horchow Auditorium.

Reserve your seat online -online reservations will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on the day of each event. To reserve seats by phone or for more information, call 214-922-1826 or

Dallas Museum of Art [MAP]
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201
P : 214-922-1200

Hours: Tuesday* and Wednesday: 11:00 pm–5:00 pm, Thursday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm,Friday**, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:00 pm–5:00 pm, Closed Mondays. *FREE First Tuesday of each month **Late Night Fridays (third Friday of the month) the Museum is open until midnight.

Performance/Art installation at The Dallas Museum of Art

Visit The Dallas Opera’s blog for more photos from the performance of Nabucco in 2006, with the designs of Frances Bagley and Tom Orr.

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